February 11, 2015 Gary Bentley Ring Of FirePresident Obama recently proposed the sale of millions of acres of
the Atlantic shelf to the oil industry, giving them unprecedented access
to Atlantic oil reserves. This presents obvious dangers of an offshore
oil spill in an area highly dependent upon both the fishing and tourism
Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder talk about the dangers
of this proposal, and why the President is even bothering bowing down to
the oil industry.
five oil companies that control 45% of refinery capacity in the U.S.
spent exorbitant amounts of money lobbying for the Keystone XL pipeline.
It paid off today as the House passed the Keystone-XL pipeline bill.
14 leaking oil cars removed from BNSF train- A train hauling crude oil across Idaho and Washington
last month had to have 14 leaking tank cars removed at three different stops
before it reached its destination at an Anacortes refinery.